Nurture

What is nurture?
 
We use nurture principles to ensure no child has barriers that can inhibit their learning. We use our nurture principles across school to support children and allow them to flourish.
 
Sometimes, children may need a more bespoke approach and this is where our nurture provision is accelerated, using one to one or group support. Miss Mcgillycuddy, our SENCO, and Miss Burke, our Learning Mentor, work out a programme of support.
 
Nurture is designed to be a bridge between home and school or nursery; a place where children can feel safe and secure and therefore develop their individual needs further.
 
If you have any more questions, we will be more than happy to discuss these further.
What activities do we do in Nurture?
 
We try out lots of different activities in nurture. Some of these include - 
  • Art therapy
  • Cooking and baking
  • Lego therapy
  • Mindfulness
Which children attend nurture?
 
Any child that has a barrier to learning, may it be social, emotional or behavioural issues can attend nurture.
More specific examples include:
 
  • Finding it hard to listen to others or join in
  • Friendships – keeping/making friends
  • Quiet, shy, withdrawn
  • Disruptive towards others
  • Finding it hard to share and take turns
  • Finding it difficult to settle into class
  • Low self esteem 
  • Poor relationships with adults in school
  • Poor relationships with adults at home
  • Bereavement or Family illness
  •  Family break-up
 If you have any of these concerns about your child please speak to class teacher or Miss Burke.